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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2018 12:59 p.m. PST

"One of the most extraordinary things about The Duke of Wellington was his borderline obsession with Napoleon. After defeating Napoleon, Wellington seduced not one but two of the Emperor's former girlfriends. He also made friends with Bonaparte's sister, bought her a house and hung a saucy picture of her on his bedroom wall.

The two mistresses were Josephina Grassini, a beautiful opera singer, and Josephine Weimer, an actress, both of whom had been Napoleon's mistresses several years before Waterloo. He treated the latter very well, once pushing forty thousand francs down her cleavage (as historian Andrew Roberts points out, 'presumably in notes'). Weimer compared the Iron Duke and the Petit Corporal in bed, saying that 'Monsieur le Duc etait de beaucoup plus fort' ('The duke was much the stronger'…"
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4th Cuirassier08 Feb 2018 11:12 a.m. PST

"Blucher has had a damn good licking," said the Duke, "and I don't see why he should be the only one."

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2018 11:25 a.m. PST



Cacadore s08 Feb 2018 6:48 p.m. PST

He'd been fighting Boney, in one way or another, for 8 years. Might make you at least curious.

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